Something that didn't include irrational killing of innocent animals
King's performance is never as good as those of professional readers. He lacks the depth needed. Great writer, but lousy reader.
King is a fascinating writer, but sometimes he steps over boundaries for readers who don't want to deal with murder, especially killing of innocent animals that serve only to paint a darker picture of a story..
A very good buy, a real page turner, in spite of 25+ hours, you are seldom bored
For me it took about 15 minutes to get real hooked.
The fantastic is that althow i have read about everything Mr. king has written, this
story is something quite new,
Dont hesitate just buy it if you like the a bit weird stuff Stephen King writes.
Its also rather ok to hear his a bit nagging voice narrate this special story..
I love reading Mr. King's novels, but the audio versions are how I go to sleep, not in a
It was very well performed, the right tone and he brings you right into that world.
I have several of his audiobooks and when he reads his own work, it is perfection, it is like listening in with a great storyteller.
The only problem I had was the large chunks of book in each chunk on the kindle. It makes finding my place difficult with just a 30 second jump available.
I have listened to thousands of audiobooks. I started listening to books many years before it even became popular for the general public to do so. The books relive hours of boredom at work, just don't tell the boss! Needful Things is one of the books I revisit like an old friend. It is one of my favorites but you have to take that with a grain of salt as I am a diehard Stephen King fan. Don't worry, I am not one of those folks who think everything he does is golden, I just have enjoyed his writing since my youth and re-reading some of his books every few years is like going home. Needful Things is in my top 25 listens for the summer because it is a little scary, somewhat believable, meaning that you could see it happening maybe, haha!
The only thing I would have changed to make the story more enjoyable would be the number of back stories some of the smaller characters had. Mr. King can sometimes get a little wordy to say the least!
Stephen King actually has a pretty neat speaking voice, at least to me. I always enjoy an author that will take the time to make the story entirely theirs.
I would like to go out to dinner with the Sheriff actually. Who doesn't want to hang out with a hero every once in a while?
If you like a suspenseful story with a large amount of stories within stories you will really dig this audiobook. Not the best thing Stephen King has written but by far not the worst! Keep on Listening!
I thought Stephen King might do a good job narrating his own book. Turns out I hated his voice/accent/intonation. Make sure you listen to the sample before buying! He has a really unusual voice that annoyed the heck out of me.
I like books about business, self-improvement & memoirs with the occasional fiction book thrown in, especially horror & mystery.
I cannot believe that I was fooled into buying yet another Stephen King book despite being disappointed so many times before. The primary thing that gets me is the fact that I love how he crafts the characters and opens each story and the only reason I do NOT like them is he NEVER ends a story in a way that is even remotely believable or interesting ("horror" does not have to mean "fantasy" though it seems to for Stephen King). So while I finish every one of his books with "literary blue balls" after the first 25 hours of teasing finally leads to an anticlimactic end, I then spend the next month thinking about the potential the tale had and wondering if the next one may end better. Unfortunately, I haven't found that "one" yet! Not Bag of Bones, It, Duma Key, etc, etc, etc. Instead I had better make a simple mental note to my future self: Avoid all stories where the hero prevails because of his ability to either make shadow puppets (Needful Things) OR paint pictures that come to life (Duma Key) and most certainly run the other way if a story has a house that holds the evil spirits of dead people (Bag of Bones) because if those premises aren't stupid enough, the ending absolutely will be. Reviewers who gave this, or in my opinion any other Stephen King book, 4 or even 5 stars either needs to raise their standards significantly or seek help! If you ABSOLUTELY need to read a Stephen King book, get The Shining; while it also has some pretty ridiculous parts and premises, it is at least somewhat worthwhile based upon its premise (psychological thriller vs. fantasy).
Yada-yada-yada - on-the-fly-added mini-scenarios - over and over. I could hardly convince myself to listen to the transparently telegraphed conflagration/denouement. A real stinker with no redeeming attributes. King must be tired.